French troops on patrol in rural areas of Algeria, 1955. They meet and converse with several local people. The region is hilly and weather rainy. Streams run swiftly. Local huts have thatched roofs.
Aerial views of a city in Algeria. Residential district of tightly clustered dwellings with flat roofs. Mosque and walled courtyard. A wide avenue. Surrounding area of rugged hills.
Circa-1990 aerial flyover of Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, followed by brief vintage footage of Walt Disney in an office in 1955, introducing Disneyland and showing a giant map of the theme park on his wall. Shots of July 1955 opening ceremony are presented along with shots of the Disneyland 35th anniversary celebration. Ronald Reagan is seen at both events. President Ronald Reagan in 1990 seen congratulating the park on it anniversary. Then a flashback shot to 1955, with actor Ronald Reagan leaning over a balcony of Main Street in Disneyland and talking about the opening celebration. Cutting back to 1990, Roy E. Disney is seen unveiling a plaque at the anniversary celebration. Scene shifts back to 1955, with Walt Disney welcoming visitors to Disneyland during its opening celebration, and a view of a plaque unveiled at the park's opening. In 1990 footage, Roy Disney notes that no one except Walt could have predicted the success of Disneyland. Views of visitors at contemporary Disneyland enjoying a teacup ride and on the Splash Mountain log flume ride, followed by scenes with colored confetti falling at the 35th anniversary celebration.
A documentary titled 'America salutes Algerian Independence' depicts independence celebrations in Algeria and its admission into the United Nations. A huge crowd of people in the streets of Algeria to celebrate their independence. The Algerian flag is waved. Soldiers march. People with the Algerian flags. The Algerian flag is raised in a ceremony. Soldiers stand at attention. The United Nations Headquarters in New York City in the United States. Flags of the member nations flutter. Algerian Prime Minister Mohamed Ahmed Ben Bella is greeted by UN Secretary General U Thant, Guinean President Ahmed Sekou Toure and President of the UN General Assembly Muhammad Zafrulla Khan. The Algerian flag is unfurled and it flutters among the flags of other member nations. Algerian war victims present at the ceremony. In the UNO, the full body of the General Assembly gives a standing ovation to Algeria as it joins the UNO. Algerian delegates seated. A map of Africa with the focus on Algeria. The capital city of Algiers. Ships at the harbor in Algiers. People in a market place. Minarets of Jeema Kebir Mosque . The National Museum houses things of art and craft such as brocade garments, rugs, specimens of metal work and jewelery.
A documentary depicts Algeria soon after its independence. Date and fig trees in the Sahara region of Algeria. A map of Algeria shows location of oil wells. People near a truck. Tomatoes, lemons and figs in baskets. Men unload crates from trucks. Vegetables and fruits in crates at a market place. People in the market. People fill water at a community tap. A cobbler mends shoes.
European refugees flee from Algeria. Violence on the streets of Algeria. Damaged and burning buildings. Firemen douse the fire. European refugees with their belongings flee from Algeria via airways and waterways. Soldiers help French civilians as they land in Europe.